How to record audio in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions?
If you want to record a voice over through the microphone of your computer, you can use GNOME Sound recorder or Audacity.
Using GNOME Sound Recorder is easy but it lacks features. Audacity could be overwhelming initially but it has plenty of features for professional level recording. However, I am not going into that detail in this tutorial.
GNOME Sound Recorder works with the microphone. There is another tool called Audio recorder and you can use it to record streaming music (from Sptify, YouTube, internet radio, Skype and most other sources) apart from microphone input.
To summarize, I’ll show you the steps:
- To record sound using GNOME Sound Recorder
- To record streaming audio using Audio Recorder
Using Sound Recorder to record audio from the microphone
GNOME desktop environment has a good variety of useful applications. Sound Recorder is one of them.
You can install the Sound Recorder from the Ubuntu Software Center.